The most popular highlight made by Kindle users in the Oxford Dictionary of English is “think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried: she had brooded over the subject a thousand times.” That’s rather bizarre. That is the definition for the word BROOD.
Snapity is now submitted to urbandictionary.com. Here’s what I wrote: definition: The interjective response to shocking sad news. A combination of “snap” and “pity.” Snap! is your first reaction of surprise, closely followed by pity for the bad news. Snapity! example: Your laptop just blew up?! Snapity! tags: snap, pity, sucks, shock, surprise, sad, empathy
Honeymoon is such an interesting word. The Japanese have a fun way of translating the word (as covered on my wedding blog). The French literally translates it as “moon of honey,” as seen on Etymonline.com: 1540s, hony moone, but probably much older, “indefinite period of tenderness and pleasure experienced by a newly wed couple,” from […]
The croquet twitter account @HammerTimeCroqu started following me today on Twitter. That is, they are following my croquet-dedicated Twitter account, @mightymauler. Yes, I have a Twitter account dedicated to croquet. Not just croquet, but my superhero alter-ego persona on the croquet courts, the Mighty Mauler. My Twitter account bio calls me “the croquet superhero.” This […]
Next to my quote about understanding is this awesome quote by Dr. Seuss I’m very proud that this Dr. Seuss quote is considered “related” to mine.
“art” is at the core of “earth” so is: carte carts darts farts garth harts karts marts parts party tarts tarty warts warty Fun that art would be the core of farts, party, and warty. Then for 7-letter words, art being exactly at the center: dearths, hearted, hearten, hearths, pearter, peartly, quartan, quarter, quartes, quartet, […]
Learn how to count to ten in Ewokese, or Estonian. Which is which? One language is spoken by short furry creatures on the Forest Moon of Endor. The other language is spoken by Finnic people in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. One language is based on Chalmuk, a Mongolian, nomadic tribal dialect. The other […]
The spudart name came from a problem most college graduates faced in the mid-1990s: losing your school email address after graduation. Email had just gained widespread use during the 90s, so for most college students at the time, it was their only email address. Schools like mine (Illinois Wesleyan University) didn’t allow graduates to keep […]
While putting away laundry, I tweaked my right knee, prompting me to lie down and think of this poem: Popped right gone knee, stopped night laundry — Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) February 13, 2014 At first I was thinking about how “knee” and “laundry” rhymed. Then I needed something to ryhme with the “laun” of “laundry.” […]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7… How about counting using odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9… I bet you can can count using even numbers. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etc. But what about reciting all the odd letters of the alphabet? ACEGIKMOQSUWY Or naming all the even letters in order? BDFHJLNPRTVXZ It’s […]